2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 244 - Hume

This class is dedicated to central questions and texts in the philosophy of David Hume. His philosophical proposals earned him labels like “rebel,” “sceptic,” “infidel,” and “heretic.” But at the same time his successors showed great interest in his views. Questions discussed might include the following: Can science give us certainty? Is suicide moral? Do we have a right to political rebellion? Can religion be rational? Can we argue about beauty? For the exact texts and questions on the schedule for a given semester please see the philosophy department website and/or the instructor’s website and feel free to get in touch with questions.

Prerequisites: P= two (2) in Philosophy including PHIL143 (early modern european philosophy) or perm

Anticipated Terms Offered: bi-annually